It’s our experience that people who are into bluegrass music don’t ‘like’ it ... they LOVE it. Since 2003, we‘ve had nearly 280 people submit their stories: adults and youngsters; CBA members and nationally-known artists alike.
From listening to the Opry on a crystal radio to being given a cassette while in the military; from being turned on to Bill Monroe by a college roommate to accidently walking into a pizza joint where a jam was in progress. Some stories are funny, some are touching, and some are downright amazing.
So, please browse through our "Hooked on Bluegrass" story gallery. For newer members, it's an efficient way to acquaint yourself with a whole lot of people at once.
Each post is meant to tell the unique story of how an individual came to be involved in music, whether as a fan or as a musician. Feel free to tell us about your authorship, band, etc., but remember that the goal is to describe your journey.
Please Include Paragraph Breaks. Long blocks of text are difficult to read. To share your story, send it to email@example.com. Please include a small photo, too. If you'd prefer a banner proclaiming "Hooked On Old-Time" (or "Gospel" or "Folk" or whatever), let us know, as bluegrass is the default.
Nearly all these stories were originally presented on the CBA home page. Everything originally posted between February 2005 and May 2013 is now accessible. There are less than twenty "early day" stories left to be added.
--Allan French, "HOB" Story Archivist
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